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EPA Hiring More Grant Specialists to Manage Infrastructure Money

Jan. 28, 2022, 3:24 PM

The EPA plans to hire nearly 50% more grant specialists to ease the pressure on existing staff, who will focus on distributing more than $50 billion provided in the bipartisan infrastructure law, according to a top agency official.

The new hires will focus on training and “absorbing the day-to-day workload for non-bipartisan infrastructure law activities so senior staff can prioritize BIL implementation,” Zealan Hoover, senior adviser to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, said this week.

Those efforts could help allay concerns that the EPA isn’t equipped to process the flood of grant applications it’s expected to get for the ...

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